Combining our Atlantic Maritimes Tour and Circle Newfoundland & Labrador tours, embark on a comprehensive, cross-region tour led by an experienced, local guide that features the very best of mainland, islands and northern coastal highlights to create an unforgettable Canadian Maritimes experience. The route, communities and attractions highlight the rich culture and history of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Opportunities abound to learn all about the Scottish, Acadian and First Nations heritage, widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Distinctly iconic destinations such as Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Bras D’Or Lake, St. Andrews-by-the Sea, Oak Island and Cabot Trail give a true sense of the unique landscapes of the East Coast. Visits to historic sites and settlements, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wildlife and sightseeing tours and fascinating en route commentary by the accompanying guide specialist creates a quintessential Canadian holiday adventure.

 

INCLUSIONS

• Accommodation for 22 nights
• 46 meals: 22 breakfasts, 8 lunches (including 1 lunch box and 1 picnic lunch) and 16 dinners (including 2 lobster dinners (Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay))
• Ferries from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and ferry Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
• English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
• Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
• Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
• 3 Whale Watching Boat Tours
• Land transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
• Activities included: Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal, Fundy National Park, Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls, St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Day Trip, Grand Pre, Annapolis Valley Winery Tour & Tasting, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Glooscap Heritage Center & Mi’kmaq Museum, Anne of Green Gables Place, Prince Edward Island National Park, Alexander Graham Bell Site, World Famous Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Fortress of Louisbourg, Lobster Cove Lighthouse, Port au Choix and Red Bay and L’anse aux Meadows National Historic Sites, The Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir, Grenfell Historic Properties, Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne, North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Twillingate, Long Point Lighthouse & Prime Berth Museum, Terra Nova National Park, Bonavista & Trinity, Guided Tour of St. John’s, Signal Hill, Cape Spear, Sea Bird Watching Boat Tour, “Screech In” Ceremony
• Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
• Provincial Taxes and Federal HST
• Federal GST Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST

 

Not included

Flights unless otherwise noted · Transfers unless otherwise noted · Meals unless otherwise noted · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions

 

 

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DAY 1 HALIFAX (TUESDAY)

Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.
Accommodation: Halifax for 1 night
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DAY 2 HALIFAX - MONCTON (WEDNESDAY)

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we travel its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton later in the day. Overnight in Moncton. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Moncton for 1 night
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DAY 3 MONCTON - SAINT JOHN (THURSDAY)

Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. We travel through Fundy National Park on to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast. After a city tour including the Reversing Falls, we check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Saint John. (B/L)
Accommodation: Saint John for 2 night
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DAY 4 SAINT JOHN - ST. ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA - SAINT JOHN (FRIDAY)

Today we enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town captivates every visitor. After a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours at leisure to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace before we return to Saint John. (B/L)
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DAY 5 SAINT JOHN - ANNAPOLIS VALLEY (SATURDAY)

Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we take the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Overnight in Annapolis Valley. (B/D)
Accommodation: Annapolis Valley for 1 night
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DAY 6 ANNAPOLIS VALLEY – HALIFAX (SUNDAY)

Today we depart for Halifax, taking time to learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. We enjoy a local winery tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Overnight in Halifax. (B)
Accommodation: Halifax for 2 nights
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DAY 7 HALIFAX (MONDAY)

A day of local touring awaits! Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Overnight in Halifax. (B/D)
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DAY 8 HALIFAX - CHARLOTTETOWN (TUESDAY)

En route to the bridge crossing to Prince Edward Island, we learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Once only accessible by ferry, we cross over to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge – the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Charlottetown. (B/D)
Accommodation: Charlottetown for 2 nights
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DAY 9 CHARLOTTETOWN - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - CHARLOTTETOWN (WEDNESDAY)

A day of local touring awaits! Discover the rustic charm of Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.) Overnight in Charlottetown. (B)
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DAY 10 CHARLOTTETOWN - BADDECK (THURSDAY)

After breakfast we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras D’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. (B/D)
Accommodation: Baddeck for 2 nights
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DAY 11 BADDECK - CABOT TRAIL - BADDECK (FRIDAY)

Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. (B/L/D)
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DAY 12 BADDECK - PORT-AUX-BASQUES (SATURDAY)

Today we travel to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site – a reconstruction depicting the settlement of 1744 New France. In North Sydney we board a Marine Atlantic Ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port-Aux- Basques, your port of entry into Newfoundland. (B/D)
Accommodation: Overnight onboard ferry for 1 night
*Depending on the ferry schedule, passengers may overnight in Port-aux-Basques (Hotel: St. Christopher’s Hotel).
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DAY 13 PORT-AUX-BASQUES - PORT AU CHOIX (SUNDAY)

Drive through the Cordroy Valley, framed by the Long Range Mountains, the Anguille Mountains, and the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Our journey continues through Gros Morne National Park and into the fishing community of Port au Choix where we check into our hotel. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Port au Choix for 1 night
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DAY 14 PORT AU CHOIX - L’ANSE AU CLAIR (MONDAY)

Today we board a ferry at St. Barbe and cross the Strait of Belle Island on our way to Labrador. We visit Red Bay National Historic Site, location of a Basque whaling station in the 16th century.Overnight in L’Anse au Clair. (B/D)
Accommodation: L’Anse au Clair for 1 night
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DAY 15 L’ANSE AU CLAIR - ST. ANTHONY (TUESDAY)

We return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, an archaeological site marking the earliest known European settlement in North America. Now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, additional exhibits also showcase Viking artifacts and give a fascinating glimpse into the Viking lifestyle. Overnight in St. Anthony. (B/D)
Accommodation: St. Anthony for 1 night
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DAYS 16 ST. ANTHONY - COW HEAD (WEDNESDAY)

This morning (weather-permitting) we take a whale watching boat tour hoping for sightings of these giant marine mammals. During certain summer months titanic-sized icebergs can also be spotted. Don’t forget your camera! We then continue on to Cow Head, our destination for the night. Overnight in Cow Head. (B/D)
Accommodation: Cow Head for 2 nights
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DAY 17 COW HEAD - GROS MORNE - COW HEAD (THURSDAY)

Today we’ll visit Gros Morne National Park, offering a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities. We embark on a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) where we’ll learn about the geology of the Tablelands, see the whales and bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and engage in the history of the small villages nestled along the shores. Overnight in Cow Head. (B/L/D)
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DAY 18 COW HEAD - GANDER (FRIDAY)

Travel through central Newfoundland towards Gander Arrive in Gander where we’ll check into the hotel for a relaxing evening. Overnight in Gander. (B/D)
Accommodation: Gander for 2 nights
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DAY 19 GANDER - TWILLINGATE (SATURDAY)

A scenic drive along the coast of Notre Dame Bay leads us to the beautiful town of Twillingate. At the tip of the island we visit the Long Point Lighthouse and local co-op. Back in Gander, we visit the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. Overnight in Gander. (B/L/D)
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DAY 20 GANDER - CLARENVILLE (SUNDAY)

Our route today takes us along the Trans-Canada Highway and through Terra Nova National Park, the most easterly of Canada’s national parks. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife! We visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Park and the charming town of Trinity. Overnight at Clarenville. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Clarenville for 1 night
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DAY 21 CLARENVILLE - ST. JOHN’S (MONDAY)

We continue on to the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, our home for the next two nights. North America’s oldest city and Newfoundland’s capital boasts a stunning location in the granite cliffs and slopes of the Avalon Peninsula. We enjoy a city tour featuring the Victorian architecture of the downtown area, the busy modern waterfront, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Confederation Building, and the panoramic view from Signal Hill. Overnight in St. John’s. (B/D)
Accommodation: St. John’s for 2 nights
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DAY 22 ST. JOHN’S (TUESDAY)

This morning, we travel to Bay Bulls for one of the highlights of the program – a boat tour in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (weather permitting) to search for puffins and other seabirds. Afterwards we visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the neighborhoods and delights of St. John’s. Overnight in St. John’s. (B)
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DAY 23 ST. JOHN’S - END OF TOUR (WEDNESDAY)

Time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Transfer independently to St. John’s Airport in time to check in for your return flight. (B)

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